About the author:

Tejvan organises short-distance running and cycling races for the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in his home city of Oxford. He is also a very good cyclist, having won the National hill climb championships in 2013 and finished 3rd in the National 100 Mile Time Trials in 2014.

A sunny day greeted the runners. It was cold in the shade but quite warm on the sunny side of the course. Even on one lap a runner could experience a significant fluctuation in temperature. But, this is a hallmark of the race - numerous ups and downs which the runners seek to take in their stride. Overall, the weather suited many of the runners - with the sun and a new influx of visitors helping to add to the energy of the race.

Andrea Marcato was the day's top runner with remarkably his third consecutive day of exactly 72.4 miles,

Ashprihanal Aalto had a good day, making his first 70 mile + day for quite a while.

In this interview Ashprihanal talks about his race so far.

Lo Wei Ming, comfortably in third place, also had an excellent day with 69 miles.

Stephen Redfern took a brief, well-deserved celebration for passing the 3,000km mark. This was particularly resonant for the Australian Stephen because 3,000km is roughly equivalent to running the length of Australia. It is reminders like this which help to put in context the very large distances the runners are covering.

After recovering from a recent cold, Susan Marshall had one of her best days for a while, reaching the all important target of 59.8 miles - just above the daily average to finish.

Stutisheel shares his thoughts on the race, in particular how a runner may start the day feeling very tired and sleep deprived, but the magic of the course and inspiration of Sri Chinmoy help to give an unexpected source of energy.

Kaneenika Janakova edging towards 2,000 miles

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The 27th Annual Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race

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